Kuwait Sat-1 Captures Its First Images of Kuwait

  • Publish date: Sunday، 09 April 2023
Kuwait Sat-1 Captures Its First Images of Kuwait

The team of the first Kuwaiti national satellite project of Kuwait University (Kuwait Sat-1) announced that the satellite had captured its first images of Kuwait since its launch earlier this year.


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The images include a beautiful view of the eastern half of the country from the islands of Warba, and Boubyan then Kuwait City and its southern coastline to the Burgan field and the southern region of coastal Kuwait.

Vice President of the KFAS/KU team, Ahmad Al-Kandari, highlighted the constant efforts and hard work of the dedicated team of young Kuwaiti scientists and engineers.

"This achievement is a badge of honor on the chest of every person who has worked in it and a source of inspiration for Kuwait's youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics," Al-Kandari said in a press statement. 

He added the team plans to release more images of Kuwait taken by Kuwait Sat-1 in the coming weeks of various natural features and ecosystems.

In January, Kuwait Sat-1 was launched onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 from Florida's Cape Canaveral. The move was undertaken by Kuwait University and funded by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).

Image source: @kuwaitsatspace Instagram account. 

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